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New program helps Bellflower schools reduce suspensions

BELLFLOWER — Student suspensions in the Bellflower Unified School District were reduced by 85 percent in just one year after the district implemented a new discipline system that emphasizes rewards for positive behavior and guides students toward correcting disruptive habits. Suspension days plunging from 3,245 to 483 in 2015-16 after the district began its positive Read More…

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Bellflower teacher receives Milken Educator Award

BELLFLOWER — Washington Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katherine Shaw has received the $25,000 Milken Educator Award, the first Bellflower Unified School District educator to be so honored. Shaw learned of her award during a surprise school ceremony March 3, where she was celebrated by colleagues, Milken Foundation Chairman Lowell Milken, district Superintendent Brian Jacobs, State Read More…